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Old 06-24-2016, 03:06 PM
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Smile 2016 Honda Freed / Hybrid


http://www.honda.co.jp/FREED/new/
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:41 AM
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I can see them building this in Mexico for the South American markets.
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:48 AM
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It's hard to call this an improvement over the past one. A-B pillar is awkward.
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:55 AM
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It's hard to call this an improvement over the past one.
It's definitely a backward step. Not surprisingly given Honda's involved, it's not pretty.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:56 AM
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http://autoc-one.jp/news/2805907/
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:15 PM
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The side is a discordant mess of lines.
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Old 07-13-2016, 08:50 PM
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The side is a discordant mess of lines.
I assume to help distract from the fact that this is a bland, utilitarian design?
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:44 AM
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Given it's a rather utilitarian car with an utilitarian shape, there is not much designers can do. At least it doesn't look like they deliberately tried to uglify the car, like it odes with some other Hondas.,..
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Old 07-14-2016, 01:29 PM
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Keep the character line that goes nose to tail.

Get rid of the wheel arch creases, the ugly swoosh over the rear wheel, and that ugly dual crease disaster at the bottom of the doors and you would improve it 100%.

It's a simple design that should remain simple.

Honda seems to think "busy" is "stylish".

The new Civic has a decent shape, but would be more attractive with some of the busy touches gone for example.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:57 AM
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Keep the character line that goes nose to tail.
It's a simple design that should remain simple.

Honda seems to think "busy" is "stylish".
This. Perhaps I should've specified that I think all the cutlines are to distract from the primitive side body stamping. "Simple" doesn't have to = "cheap" (although I assume this is supposed to be a very affordable car).
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